Becca Calhoun

Becca Calhoun

Becca leads CCFW’s training, partnerships, research, and program development for CCFW’s well-being promotion programs for new parents (NEW Parents Connect), providers (REAL Pro), and youth and young adults ( Be REAL). She previously managed the NEW Moms Connect study, which included conducting mindfulness and self-compassion interventions for pregnant and postpartum women facing economic adversity. Her

Stephanie F. Thompson

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Stephanie Thompson, Ph.D. has been involved in research at the CCFW since its founding in 2011. She is particularly interested in understanding the experiences of mothers that span economic adversity, depression, anxiety, pregnancy, and parenting with the hope of tailoring maternal health services to best support them. Dr. Thompson additionally studies how stress affects infant

Kevin King

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Kevin King, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington and Director of the RADLab. The RADLab team is focused on understanding how self-regulation works in real life contexts at real-life time scales. Additionally, their work tries to understand what social and emotional contexts influence youths’ ability to deploy self-regulatory resources,

Lynn Fainsilber-Katz

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Dr. Katz research focuses on children’s social and emotional development in the context of family relationships, including marital conflict, domestic violence, and parent’s use of emotion coaching. Learn more about her research on the UW Psychology Department website. 

Sara McDermott

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Sara leads CCFW’s partnerships, training, research, and program development for Be REAL.   Prior to joining CCFW, Sara spent over 8  years working as an academic advisor in various settings, including supporting high school students pursuing Running Start at the community college, a cohort program that supported first and second year pre-engineering college students from

Liliana Lengua

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Liliana Lengua, Ph.D. is UW’s Maritz Family Foundation Professor of Psychology and has directed CCFW since its founding in 2011. A child clinical psychologist, she studies the effects of adversity on children and examines risk and protective factors that contribute to children’s resilience or vulnerability. Her research has focused on the contributions of children’s temperament,